[ITP] italic-man

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Sat Aug 10 09:07:00 GMT 2019

Am 09.08.2019 um 22:51 schrieb Brian Inglis:
> On 2019-08-09 13:31, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>> Am 09.08.2019 um 20:56 schrieb Achim Gratz:
>>> Jon Turney writes:
>>>> This gets a GTG from me.
>>>> I believe that according to our stated procedures additional approvals
>>>> are required, because this package is unique to cygwin.
>>> I'm not sure I remember correctly from when the discussion went on the
>>> first time, but wasn't there some mumbling about this partly going into
>>> groff?  If that's still the case, remind me what this would entail and
>>> I'll look into it.
>> There are multiple ways of activating the feature (also described in the man page).
>> The previous strategy placed a shell script wrapper "groff" aside groff, so the
>> groff script and groff.exe would coexist in /bin. This was tricky to install and
>> particularly it reportedly did not survive a package update of groff.
>> The new approach does not use this wrapper anymore. Instead it redirects nroff
>> to the package-supplied iroff script by configuration in /etc/man_db.conf.
> There's also use of the undocumented LESS_TERMCAP_... with GROFF_NO_SGR env vars
> (see attached - must be sourced from profile or rc) to remap bold, underline,
> etc. into italic and/or colour, or whatever else you want to change, in all less
> output.
So (without my package) LESS_TERMCAP_us=$(tput sitm) man ls
should have the same effect? Cannot reproduce. And what does 

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